Top 5 Careers:
Development & People Skills

While it can sometimes be hard to think about jobs and internships on top of finals and end of the semester stress, professional opportunities should be all about pursuing your personal interests and improving your skills. This week’s Top 5 Careers are all about development across various sectors and utilizing your people skills, and with each opportunity being unique in its own right, there’s bound to be something to fit your interests. Got a passion for customer service and interior design? Try your hand as a visual merchandising, or develop your skills as a customer service representative.

Beneficial Bank:Customer Service Representative
As a Customer Service Representative, you will help fulfill the Beneficial Promise, that is all about “educating, inspiring, and motivating people to take action to do well.” Responsibilities include providing great customer service, presenting creative solutions, and thinking outside of the box. The Customer Service Representative must also be capable of supervising the office and staff in the absence of the Assistant Manager or Branch Manager.

IKEA South Philadelphia: Visual Merchandiser & Activity Coworker
If you have an eye for design and great people skills, then IKEA South Philadelphia needs you as a Store Visual Merchandiser and Activity Coworker. It will be your job to present and communicate IKEA’s product range in a way that is attractive to customers. Other tasks will include providing home furnishing solutions and using visual merchandising competence to to demonstrate the uniqueness of the IKEA product range.

United Public Safety: Marketing Intern
Break into the technology industry as a Marketing Intern for United Public Safety. The internship is a paid position that would include computer research, completion of mailings,  and general support of the sales/marketing department. Candidates must have excellent computer skills, be self-reliant, and have an inquisitive nature.

Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation: Urban Development Intern
Be a part of Philly’s nonprofit and cultural scene as an Urban Development Intern for the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC). PCDC is a non-profit, grassroots organization that aims to promote Chinatown as a viable ethnic, residential and business community, and are currently working on the development of the Eastern Tower Community Center. They are seeking summer interns to assist with real estate, planning, and zoning matters. An interest in urban development and experience with nonprofits is required.

BPSOS-Delaware Valley: Assistant Youth and Garden Coordinator
Gain nonprofit experience through this position that focuses on leadership, advocacy, and empowerment. BPSOS requires someone who can work 20 hours a week from April/May to September/October and there is the opportunity to stay on and assist with school-year programming.

Top 5 Events: Artistic & Athletic

This week’s Top 5 has some arts and some sports too, with events for those who enjoy creativity or athleticism or both. Whether you want to catch a film screening, enjoy some exciting music and the galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, or run around Philly on a massive scavenger hunt, there’s definitely something for everyone. Here’s your chance to exercise both your mind and your body!

 Film Screening: 250 Miles Crossing Philadelphia 
When: April 16, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Where: The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia Cost: FREE!

This screening will feature the premiere of the innovative navigational documentary 250 Miles Crossing Philadelphia. The film depicts the daily lives of a few select people and objects, but doesn’t do so in a traditional way. Instead of filming those subjects, the Netherlands-based artist duo, PolakVanBekkum, explore the city visually through Google Earth satellite imagery. Layered behind those distant images are the close and local sounds of humans and objects within them. The result is an inventive synthesis of art, science, and technology. After the screening, there will be a Q&A with the artists who created the film. Check out this boundary-pushing expression of art and chat with the creative minds behind it! (While the event is free, a donation of $5 is suggested)

CitySolve Urban Race Series
When: April 17-18 Where: Field House, 1150 Filbert Street, Philadelphia Cost: Varies

While you might have to spend a little more money on this event, it’s worth it (and some of the proceeds will go to the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild). This one-of-a-kind Philly scavenger hunt combines trivia and adventure in an event that’s more than a scavenger hunt but less physical than running a 5k. Teams will solve clues on everything from pop culture to history and will partake in fun and interactive activities across the city (like bocce ball, corn hole, and more!). Rittenhouse Square, South Street, Society Hill, and other spots in between will be your playground as you and your friends navigate a The-Amazing-Race-style scavenger hunt. At the end of the race, there will be prizes for the race winners ($300 grand prize!), as well as ones for best tweet, best costume, and more. This event is a great chance to get outside and get moving in a fun and team-oriented way. So get your friends together, form your team, and get moving!

Art after 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
When: April 17, 5:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia Cost: $14

Every week the Great Stair Hall at the Philadelphia Museum of Art transforms into a space to enjoy a unique variety of entertainment. This week’s featured performers are a sextet of Philly musicians who will be playing equal parts modern jazz, jazz-funk, and Caribbean styles. Chris Aschman will lead the group, which will featured noted trombonist John Swana. In between performances, you can enjoy guided tours or explore the galleries in the main building. Starr Events will be serving fun and shareable snacks as well as light dinner options and drinks (21+). So grab a group of friends and head to the museum for a night of food, music, and art!

Philadelphia Spinners Season Opener
When: April 18, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Where:  Colonial Stadium, 201 E. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting Cost: $16

If you’ve never seen a Major League Ultimate game, you’re missing out on an exciting sport and a good time. This isn’t like tossing a Frisbee with your friends in the park or being on your college’s club ultimate team; this is professional athleticism at its finest, with speed, stamina, and agility creating an action-packed event. Now’s your chance to experience ultimate—the Philadelphia Spinners will open their season this weekend at home against the Boston Whitecaps (here’s the Spinners’ awesome promo video). The Flyers aren’t making the playoffs (you already know the 76ers aren’t either) and the Phillies will be out of town, so take in a game of ultimate instead.

Art Pages, All Art is Welcomed
When: April 17, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Where: Taller Puertorriqueño, 2721 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia Cost: FREE!

Taller Puertorriqueño is an organization that seeks to preserve and promote Puerto Rican arts and culture, as well as bridge work between European, African, Caribbean, and Latino cultures. In honor of their 40-year anniversary, the organization is hosting an event focused on a radical-but-not-so-radical idea: art is for everyone. “Art Pages, All Art is Welcomed” is an exhibition that will feature artwork submitted by the community only. Rather than an emphasis on the canonical “greats” of the art world or a specific theme of art, Taller Puertorriqueño wants to promote the notion that creativity is not exclusive to any person, group, form, or aesthetic. The only guidelines for the show are the the artwork is the artist’s own and that it measures no more than 11 square inches. You can either submit a piece for the exhibition, or come out and peruse the pieces created by Philadelphians!

Top 5 Careers: Summer Jobs and
Internships Across Sectors

It’s almost summer, which means longer days and the quest to beat boredom. Why not consider a summer internship or job opportunity? Between outdoor festivals and nights out in the city, be sure to add great professional opportunities to your resume to make sure you’re on track when the fall rolls back around. What better way to get great experience in the nonprofit industry than by working here at Campus Philly? Or using your sales skills as a sales intern or associate? Check out awesome opportunities to keep your summer from getting too lazy in this week’s Top 5 Careers.

Campus Philly: Summer Editorial Events Writer
Are you always the first to know what’s happening around the city of Philadelphia? Know the best late night restaurants or place to catch a free concert? Serve as Campus Philly’s resident event guru and spend the summer finding out about the hottest events around town as our Editorial Events Writer.

CubeSmart: Sales Center Summer Intern
CubeSmart is looking to enhance its customer service experience. If you have great communication skills, prior sales experience, and work well in busy environments, you could be a perfect fit. The Sales Center Summer Intern is responsible for providing outstanding customer service to internal and external customers, answering questions and complaints, as well as meeting operational performance standards.

Chestnut Hill Business Association: Office Intern
Get some administrative experience under your belt working for the Chestnut Hill Business Association. They are currently seeking an office intern whose responsibilities would include answering phones, helping to coordinate events, and conducting grant research.

Blue Hill Services LLC: Energy Sales Associate
Looking to gain sales training? Consider working for Blue Hill Services LLC as an energy sales associate, and get hands-on sales experience and learn about the energy business.

Here’s My Chance: Research Intern Summer 2015
Get a head start on your fall internship as a research intern for Here’s My Chance, a creative communications agency in Philadelphia.  You will get to work with the research department, and responsibilities will include researching potential creative concepts, researching marketing, and helping with coordination throughout the office. Previous marketing/research experience is a plus, and candidates must also have excellent communication skills, and be self-reliant.

Top 5 Events: Enjoy the Weather

OK, seriously, spring is here, so it’s time to get outside! To help you celebrate, this week’s Top 5 Events are all outdoors. So you can take a stroll through an outdoor market or festival, get your daily exercise in next to City Hall, or just take a minute to smell the flowers. Get out of your dorm or apartment, and be sure to catch some of these great spring events!

Mural Arts Scavenger Hunt
When: April 11, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Where: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts – Hamilton Building, 128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia Cost: FREE!

Philadelphia is no stranger to the mural game. The city has a rich history surrounding the art form, and beautiful murals continue to be created across the urban setting. To celebrate its 2015 Mural Arts Program Tour Season, the renowned Philadelphia Mural Arts Program will be hosting its first-ever interactive scavenger hunt. Participants will download an app that has individuals or teams compete in challenges that include photos, GPS check-ins, and questions & answer sessions while exploring the murals along Center City Mural Mile North and South tour routes (which comprise the world’s largest outdoor art gallery!). The scavenger hunt runs from 11am – 1pm, and a reception featuring food from Tableau will run until 2pm. While the event is free, be sure to register beforehand. Don’t miss this chance to participate in the free scavenger hunt and spend a day appreciating the stunning urban artwork of Philadelphia!

Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival
When: April 12, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Where:  Main Street, Manayunk, Philadelphia Cost: Pay as you go

Main Street in Manayunk will be transformed into a culinary bazaar on Sunday, featuring food trucks, vendors, and farm stands to kick off Manayunk Restaurant Week. A stroll through the heart of the neighborhood will give you the chance to taste the fare from over 40 Philly food trucks, or you can check out the restaurants in the area that will be offering three-course meal samples at discounted prices. While the eats are great, this festival isn’t just all about food; you can shop sidewalk sales too! Gourmet food vendors will be selling everything from homemade oils to jams, and local businesses will host sales and promotions for festival goers. Oh, and don’t forget to stop by the new beer garden this year on Cotton Street, where samples of local brews will be on tap (21+). This event is the perfect chance to hang out with friends, enjoy good food, and to celebrate spring. (Another awesome food festival devoted to local food to check out: Philly Farm & Food Fest)

Clover Market Spring Opening
When: April 12, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Where: 25 W. Highland Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia Cost: Pay as you go

Flea market doesn’t aptly describe the Clover Market; maybe outdoor vintage market is more fitting. Over 100 vendors will be showcasing collectibles, jewelry, clothing, and original art at this perennial market-style favorite. Stylish antiques and vintage wares line the lot, with experienced artists, designers, and craft-makers ready to share their work with you, rain or shine. You can just peruse the beautiful work, or you can pick up the perfect, unique gift for someone, or add the finishing touches to your dorm or apartment. And if you get hungry, food trucks and local businesses will be offering you tasty snacks or meal options. Check out the complete list of vendors here!

Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens
When: Until May 31 Where: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square Cost: $10

Spring is all about the flowers. Leaves grow back, grass gets greener, and buds bloom into colorful springtime flowers. And whether you enjoy flowers/gardening or not, Longwood Gardens is one of the best places to appreciate the new season. You can stroll through a garden of over 200,000 tulips, explore the seven-acre woodland garden with a brook and wildflowers, or wander across three miles of trails with flowering trees and plants. There are so many highlights of this sprawling nature and garden center to experience! You can enjoy a tranquil afternoon by yourself, or bring some friends and experience the beauty of nature right outside the streets and concrete of Philly.

Zumba and Yoga at Dilworth Park
When: Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m; Wednesdays 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Where:  Dilworth Park, Broad and Market Streets, Philadelphia Cost: FREE!

Dilworth Park has brought us fun nights of music, an outdoor ice skating rink, and other great events next to the beautiful City Hall. Now you can get your daily workout in the park too! Wednesday afternoons are when you can get your yoga poses on, and Thursday evenings are the time to get dancing with Zumba. So whether you’re looking to breathe and quiet your mind or burn calories to Latin and pop hits, Dilworth Park has you covered. Be sure to bring your own mat for yoga sessions, and have fun!

Get Ready to Get Nerdy:
The Philadelphia Science Festival

Do you remember your childhood science experiments? Like baking soda volcanoes, making soap, or fitting a hard-boiled egg into a soda bottle? Whether you enjoyed your science classes or not, get ready to experience science in exciting new ways at the fifth annual Philadelphia Science Festival (PSF). PSF is a citywide collaboration that showcases and celebrates science and technology in everyday life; it features more than 100 interactive events, lectures, debates, hand-on activities, and science education activities from April 24 to May 2. Get ready, get nerdy, and check out some of the best events for students during this awesome festival!


Science Night at the Ballpark
When: April 25, 5:05 p.m. – End of game Where: Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia Cost: $8

The Phillies are taking on the Atlanta Braves, but that’s only one part of the excitement at the ballpark during PSF. The main level of the first-floor concourse will feature 12 sports-themed activities, such as the science behind the perfect field grass, the aerodynamics of pitching, and robots playing sports. As you complete activities and visit exhibits, you can earn free giveaways.  You don’t need to be a baseball expert or a scientist to enjoy this nightwith inexpensive tickets and awesome pre-game activities, this night at the ballpark is fun for everyone!

Explorer Sunday at Rowan University
When: April 26, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Where: Science Hall, Westby Hall, & James Hall, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ; Technology Park, 107 Gilbert Parkway, Mullica Hill, NJ Cost: FREE!

Explorer Sunday is a day devoted to discovering science; nature center, museums, gardens, and other locations across the region will host a multitude of events. Rowan University will be featuring a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) celebration that you won’t want to miss. You’ll have the chance to explore science through world cultures and history, design and play your own video games, watch a show in the planetarium, or see how computer science and engineering go hand-in-hand with art. There will also be a 3D tour of the heart, brain, and body cells at the university’s CAVE system at Tech Park. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of science and art working in harmony. If you can’t make it out to Rowan, there are many activities taking place all over the city that day, from DNA (Cell)fies to student-run urban ecosystems.

Science of Networking
When: April 28, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Where: Quorum at the University City Science Center, 3711 Market Street, 8th Floor, Philadelphia Cost: FREE (with registration)!

Part of every college student’s education is professional development, and a key component of professional development is networking. Whether you’re an arts student or a science student, the ability to build a professional network is an invaluable asset. This program will showcase the science behind networking success and show students how to cultivate a great network. There will be presentations and a panel discussion featuring Matt O’Donnell of the University of Pennsylvania, Nick Marzano of Young Involved Philadelphia, and Monet Thomas-Anderson of Campus Philly. Then the floor will be cleared for a mixer, offering students the chance to exercise their newly-gained networking skills. The panelists and five additional professionals will be present, and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable professional advice and learn the science behind it!

Nerd Nite: Science Myths Busted!
When: April 29, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Where: Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia Cost: $5

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage may not be there, but this night of myth busting is sure to be just as exciting and interesting as their TV show. Myth-busting nerds will examine popular myths and their rebuttals, and three speakers will offer their expertise: gastroenterologist Stephanie Moleski of Thomas Jefferson University will inform the audience on gluten intolerance; Ned Gilmore of the Academy of Natural Sciences will navigate fact and fiction concerning cryptids; and Kimberlee Moran, a Philadelphia Geek Awards winner, will offer a reality check about the forensic accuracy of crime shows like CSI. Los Festingos will provide the musical entertainment for this fun night of myth busting! Seating is first come first serve, so get there early to get a good seat.

Science Carnival on the Parkway
When: May 2, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Where: Benjamin Franklin Parkway near the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia Cost: Free!

Over 175 exhibitors from all areas of science will be on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Saturday, May 2. All of the exhibitors will give you answers to all the important science questions: how do your bones stay together? what’s invading our forests? how do you make slime? can you teach a robot to dance? There will also be live entertainment from an engineer-turned-juggler and Science Showdown. There will also be food trucks to keep up your energy. Stop by for a little while or stay for the whole day!


This is just a glimpse of the over 100 events that PSF will be hosting throughout the week. There are countless other events ranging from nature explorations to seafaring science to robotics. Check out all the other amazing events that this week-long celebration of science and technology has to offer! Be sure to connect to the festivities with #GetNerdyPHL.

Geeking Out: Philly Tech Week

Whether you long chose what side you’re on in the Mac vs. PC debate or you’re obsessed with all things tech, be sure to leave room in your schedule for Philly Tech Week, taking place from April 16 – 25. It’s a week full of technology and events for the creative, the business-savvy, and the app-crazed alike.  The week is packed full of events, including everything from a Robotics Expo and networking mixers to seminars about how to find work in the industry. Want a breakdown of which events are the most student friendly? Check out my top picks below:

 

Arcade @ Dilworth

When: Friday, April 17, 6 pm – 9 pm.

Where: Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street

What: Part of the Philly Tech Week Kickoff Event, there will be an app arcade, classic arcade games, live music and performances, and food and a beer garden (for the 21 and up crowd).

 

A Web Designer’s Guide to the Real World

When: Friday, April 17, 5 pm – 7 pm.

Where: The Tactile Group109 South 15th Street, Suite 3S

What:  Perfect for anyone who is wondering how to put their web designer skills to use after graduation. Tactile Group lead designer Christopher Pross will lead a discussion on the “real world” of web design and what to look out for that you may not have been taught in the classroom.

 

OpenAccessPHL Convening

When: Monday, April 20, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Where: Pipeline Philadelphia, 30 South 15th Street, 15th Floor

What: Come hear change makers from Philadelphia and beyond speak about everything they’re doing in their cities to cultivate the entrepreneurial ecosystem (both inside and outside government) and how to sustain those efforts over a period of time. Civic hackers should definitely check it out!

 

 The Inclusive Technology & Entrepreneurship Movement

When: Tuesday, April 21, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Where: Pipeline Philadelphia, 30 South 15th Street, 15th Floor

What: As ITEM puts it, “as democratic as the technology space appears to be, if you look around any given room filled with techpreneurs in Philadelphia, you will see that there are not many minorities or women in the room.” Their goal is to bring female and minority techpreneurs together to talk about the projects they are working on and to collaborate to address the issue of poverty in Greater Philadelphia.

 

#Failfest

When: Wednesday, April 22, 3 pm – 5 pm

Where: University City Science Center, Quorum, 3711 Market Street, Suite 800

What: Behind every successful tech venture is one or two (or forty-seven) fails — strategies that didn’t quite pan out, great ideas that weren’t able to successfully reach a market, or initiatives that failed to make it beyond the startup stage. Come listen to some local entrepreneurs talk about their fails (and also successes) and learn from their hard-earned wisdom. This is part of the Business Conference Day, the whole of which is FREE for students with the code PTW15BizStudent!

 

PTW Scavenger Hunt: The Green Challenge

When: Wednesday, April 22, 6 pm – 9:30 pm

Where: Washington Square Park, Walnut and 6th Street

What: A scavenger hunt that challenges participants to live the life of a sustainable tech startup. You can create teams or join one the day of the event. Each team will be given clues, and you can use your smartphone to snap photos. The only transportation methods allowed are bikes, public transit, or walking.

 

Philly Student Startup Summit 3.0

When: Saturday April 25, 10 am – 6 pm

Where: Location TBA

What: If you’re a student entrepreneur, then the Philly Student Startup Summit 3.0 is the place to be on April 25. This is a day-long conference where you’ll be able to hear from experts in the field from Philadelphia, such as Josh Kopelman of First Round Capital and Alisha Slye of Blackstone Launchpad. Get excited to hang out with the next wave of student entrepreneurs!

Top 5 Careers: All Things Marketing

As flowers almost bloom and the end of the semester looms, there is no better time to start securing either summer jobs and internships (or post-grad positions if you are one of the chosen few who are graduating this spring). This week’s Top 5 is about all things involving marketing, from creating campaigns to serving as a campus representative. Each opportunity is a chance to enhance your communication skills and ability to work with others. Find out all about in this week’s opportunities!

Campus Philly: Events and Marketing Intern
If you love the arts and have a passion for creativity, then you’re a perfect fit to join Campus Philly’s Open Arts program as an events and marketing intern. Use your creativity and communication skills to promote various arts and culture events around the city of Philadelphia. Candidates must be highly motivated.

National Museum of American Jewish History: Intern
The National Museum of American Jewish History offers internships in various departments for all of the academic semesters. If you are currently on the hunt for a summer internship, consider working as an intern in their community relations, public programs, or retail/operations and plenty of others. Looking to gain experience in the nonprofit world?  The summer internship program includes a weekly seminar concerning nonprofit organizations.

PeopleShare: Receptionist Front Desk Associate
In need of an immediate job opportunity? PeopleShare is seeking someone who can start immediately as a receptionist front desk associate. Responsibilities will include answering phones, taking and receiving messages for various personnel, and greeting and directing visitors to the appropriate destination. Candidates must have administrative experience and great communication skills.

Allied Wire and Cable: Email Marketing Specialist
Have you been looking for a way to put your English or communications degree to good use? Allied Wire and Cable is on the hunt for a candidate to fulfill the role of email marketing specialist to create email marketing campaigns to promote products and services, write and edit web content, and collaborate with the marketing team. Applicants must have excellent copywriting and proofreading skills, experience in marketing copywriting, and intermediate computer skills.

Habitat: Campus Representative
Try your hand at advertising and public relations as an intern for Habitat. Applicants will complete project work for a startup that is working on a mobile peer-to-peer marketplace for college students. The internship also includes a paid opportunity to continue working as a campus representative. Candidates must attend one of the following universities: Temple, Drexel, UPenn, or West Chester University.

Top 5 Events: April Has Arrived

Spring is here! Hopefully the weather has finally goten the memo and warmer days are going to be the new normal. We’ve got a few events to celebrate the change of season, and a few other events as well. From learning to tango to enjoying the city’s cherry blossoms, there’s a variety of events for you to enjoy this week.

Rock on Philly: Spring Fling
When: April 2, 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Where: MilkBoy Philly, 1100 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia Cost: $10

Spring is here, so Rock On Philly is ready to celebrate. This Battle of the Bands event will feature some of the best musical talent in the area, including: Nardo Lilly, who is self-described as “somewhere between Kimya Dawson and School House Rock;”  Science Club, a local three-piece punk rock band; Ju-Taun, a group that distinctively blends classic soul, folk, 80’s hits, African, and reggae; and RFA, a band that plays rock-and-roll with the raw garage sound it’s meant to have.  You’ll vote on your favorite performance, and the winning group wins a half-day of recording at Forge Recording Studios. So come out and enjoy a night of rockin’ out! This event is 21+.

Beginner Argentine Tango Class
When: April 3, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Where:  Major Moment Studio, 1624 SouthStreet Philadelphia Cost: $15 each

Have you ever wanted to learn the tango? No, no, you don’t dance, you don’t know how! You’ll make a fool of yourself surely, mess the whole thing up. Well, Al Pacino says there’s “no mistakes in the tango, darling,” so now’s your chance.  Whether you’ve got experience or not, this beginner class is a great way to learn the basics or practice your general skills. You’ll learn walking, pivots and turns, and the building blocks of the Argentine Tango. You’ll probably make some friends during the process, too! No partner is required, but if you want to cut some of the uneasiness of trying something new, bring some friends along.

Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival
When: April 6 – 12 Where: Varies Cost: Varies

Who says April is all showers and May is all flowers? Cherry blossoms bloom in early spring! They’re a beautiful sign that warmer weather has arrived, and Philly wants to celebrate how the Japanese do.  The Sakura Matsuri, or Cherry Blossom Festival, celebrates the pink blossoms and Japanese culture throughout the city. There will be ceremonial drumming, a traditional tea ceremony, origami demonstrations, Japanese movies, and more. Most events are free, but be sure to check the official website for pricing. Celebrate spring and Japanese art and culture during this week-long event!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Preview Nights
When: April 3 – 5, 7:00 p.m. – 10:o0 p.m. Where: The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom Street, Philadelphia Cost: Pay-what-you-wish

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the classic play by William Shakespeare that is all about love. From passion to despair, we’re all searching for love—but this play suggests that we can’t control that part of our destiny. Instead, playful fairies and gods roam behind the scenes calling the shots and playing games with our hearts. Directed by Carmen Khan, this production of the play will be hosting pay-what-you-wish previews on April 3, 4, an 5. This is a great chance to get out and enjoy a classic comedy for as much as you’re willing to pay. Pocket some of that extra money for another day!

Scott Simon Book Reading and Talk 
When:
April 6, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Where: Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Branch, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia Cost: $7

Scott Simon is one of the country’s most respected broadcasters. He’s the host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, and has reported from all 50 states, five different continents, and 10 different wars.  Simon has won an Emmy, a Peabody, and other awards for his work in broadcasting. In addition, he has written both fiction and nonfiction books, ranging in topic from Jackie Robinson to war in Bosnia and Herzegovina to adopting children. The memoir that Simon will discuss at this talk is one focusing on the moments he spent with his mother in her final days. Don’t miss your chance to hear a touching and wistful story from a national treasure like Simon; you won’t be disappointed.

All The Details on the Online
Job and Internship Fair, 3/23 – 27

What’s Happening:

We’re sure by this point in the year, well-meaning relatives are starting to ask you what you’re going to be up to this summer/after graduation/for the rest of your life. We at Campus Philly want to help you be able to give an actual answer to those questions through our Online Job and Internship Fair! From March 23 – 27, there will be hundreds of opportunities for summer internships, jobs (for current students as well as soon-to-be and recent grads), and other opportunities in industries from accounting to zoology, all located in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

What This Means for You:

It means you’ll get to give your grandmother an answer to the “what are you doing?” question that she will be able to tell all her friends about. (“She’s got an internship at Beneficial Bank! Couldn’t be more proud!”)

But seriously, this means that you’ll have a great opportunity to get a job or internship, experience in an industry that interests you, explore Philadelphia during the summer or as your post-grad city living locale, and just have an all-around great time.

The Nitty-Gritty:

The process is simple — just four steps:

  • Create an account today at campusphilly.org/careers
  • Get that resumé updated and uploaded
  • Log on beginning Monday, March 23 to search for open positions
  • Keep checking back — new jobs and internships are posted daily

The Expert Advice:

For those of you who are a little nervous about the quality of your resume, cover letter, or interview skills in terms of landing an internship or job, we’ve got you covered. Anthony Gold, a local career expert whose blog Anthony’s Desk is a font of career advice and knowledge, will be will be hosting a free webinar on March 24 from 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. on how to develop a killer resume, cover letter, and ace any interview.

Gold began advising others when former colleagues reached out to him to ask for help finding jobs. He explains that he’d “give feedback to them and after months and months I was giving the same feedback over and over to everybody.” He began writing about the topics of resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and salary negotiation so that he could reach more people than just the ones who were seeking him out for advice. Eventually, this grew into Anthony’s Desk and his forthcoming book on how to craft a great resume. The impact of his advice has been substantial, including helping one woman land her dream job at Zynga with a significant bump in starting salary.

His webinar on March 24 will focus on three very specific and relevant topics to anyone looking to land a job or internship.

“The reasons I picked the topic of resumes, interviewing, and cover letters is that those things will make so much of a difference in getting your immediate job as well as throughout your career,” he explains. He recommends that you have your resume open throughout the webinar so that you compare his tips for do’s and don’ts with what your resume currently looks like.

And the best part? The advice that he will be giving comes from decades of practical experience in hiring decisions, so you know that applying it will ensure that you’ll be good to go and ready to be hired.

“Everything that I write and teach isn’t theoretical. I interviewed people for interns, software designers, hardware designers, marketing, sales, legal, HR, CEOs, Board of Directors. I’ve interviewed for every role imaginable so I’ve reviewed probably tens of thousands of resumes, I’ve interviewed hundreds, if not thousands of people, and made countless hiring decisions, so everything that I write about is not ‘hey, this might be a good idea,’ it’s ‘I know exactly what works’” he explains.

Want to get a taste of some of the great tips you’ll get? Download this handy guide to salary negotiation from Anthony to get started on the path to landing your dream gig!

The webinar is free, but spaces are limited, so be sure to register here to reserve your spot!

The Least You Need to Know

Get an awesome job or internship through the Online Job and Internship Fair from March 23 – 27, brush up on your career skills with Anthony Gold on March 24, and be prepared to have an awesome experience in Philadelphia this summer (or beyond!).

Top 5 Careers:
All About the Arts & Development

The newly spring weather might be a little too hot and cold, but that doesn’t mean your future has to be. This week’s Top 5 is all about creativity and development, whether you are interested in the arts or prefer a career somewhere in the communications or finance industry. Develop your flair for the arts or jump start your career with one of the other unique opportunities, plus it never hurts to complete that internship requirement early or to start making money early. Check out all of this week’s opportunities!

Campus Philly: Online Promotions Intern
It’s never too late to join the team here at Campus Philly, and we’re currently looking for a creative and motivated student to contribute to Open Arts events and marketing promotion activities. Use your creativity and help fellow students connect to arts and culture all around the city of Philadelphia.

Beneficial Bank: Loan Operations Intern
Boost your customer service skills and try your hand at finance as a loan operations intern with Beneficial BankAs the loan operations intern, you will assist the loan operations administrator with daily operations of the Loan Operations Department such as processing loan payoff requests and providing internal and external community service.

City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce:2015 Communications Fellow
Got an eye for business? Admired for your communication skills? Then you’re a perfect fit for the City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce, who is currently seeking a fellow to assist and support the Department with its communication efforts to the business community. The opportunity is a paid position and will take place over a four to six month period.

Zonoff, Inc.: Javascript UI Developer
Zonoff, Inc. is offering an opportunity for anyone who is tech and design savvy to help design and create HTML5 and Javascript. Responsibilities of the role include use of Javascript frameworks, service integration, and implementing HTML5/Javascript.

International Sculpture Center: Arts Internship
Get involved with the arts and the non-profit world as an arts intern with the International Sculpture Center, a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to all things sculpture. They currently need interns for the summer to assist the advertising, conference & events, development and fundraising, library, membership, portfolio and web departments. There are plenty of perks besides working with a great organization: you will receive a travel stipend and access to exhibits among other things. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter.